Verboticism: Nublo

'Mommy, is Daddy playing dead again?'

DEFINITION: v. To be physically overcome by a sudden illness, disability, or even death when asked to participate in unrewarding activities -- like work, or household chores. n. A person who gets sick when asked to work.

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Created by: kenners

Pronunciation: Chore-a-bal-lism

Sentence: I asked him to take the bins outside and he was suddenly onset with Chorabilism!


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Created by: Verbotomnist

Pronunciation: Doo-tee-fo-bee-ah

Sentence: He suffers from dutiphobia, even the sight of a mop or broom may trigger an attack.


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Created by: cataath

Pronunciation: Chore-o-lep-see

Sentence: Dad has chorolepsy, I can't wake him up!

Etymology: Chore - work around the house olepsy - last part of narcolepsy. ;)

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Created by: whimsy


Sentence: Marie was conveniently overwhelmed by a case of laxanthropy when it came time to clean up after the party.


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Created by: artbegotti

Pronunciation: broo-mOH'sis

Sentence: The last time my wife asked me to vacuum the carpets, I felt a wave of broomosis come over my body. Three hours later, I woke up underneath the couch.


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Created by: truefedwa

Pronunciation: Sud-den-chor-at-tack-sen-drom

Sentence: "I'm sorry, ma'am. Your husband has Suddenchoreattacksyndrome. There's nothing we can do."

Etymology: Sudden+chore+attack+syndrome

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Created by: ahwinters

Pronunciation: res + pons + ih + bill + ih + tee + eye + tiss

Sentence: Bill was rushed to the hospital when his responsibilityitis flared up; at least he didn't have to take the girls shopping.

Etymology: responsibility + itis

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Created by: vincent

Pronunciation: Ill-ood

Sentence: Unbeknownst to his mother, little Billy would illude his chores at every opportunity.

Etymology: Ill + Elude

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Created by: steev




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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: vig-er-mawr-tis

Sentence: Tony is an active, if slightly paunchy, dad. He plays with the kids. He even rides his bike a couple days a week. A strange affliction hits him when household chores are mentioned. He immediately comes down with acute vigormortis, a condition where all energy drains from his body to the point that he can barely lift a finger. The cure comes as quickly as it manifests as soon as the chore is complete or even assigned to someone else.

Etymology: vigor (healthy physical or mental energy or power; vitality) + rigor mortis (the stiffening of the body after death)

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